Ll0-ordered FePt ultrathin films with thickness down to subnanometer range were fabricated by alternate monatomic layer (ML) deposition of Fe and Pt on Pt (001) substrate and were capped by Pt. Perpendicular Fe magnetic moment under magnetic field, together with that under remanence, was detected by soft x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. Pt/(Fe 1 ML/Pt 1 ML) 3/Pt (001), whose FePt layer is ~ 1 nm thick, showed perpendicular remanent magnetization at room temperature. At low temperatures, perpendicular remanent magnetization was found even at the thinnest end, i.e., 1 ML Fe sandwiched by Pt (001).
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